Lutein is a secondary plant compound which belongs to the group carotenoids. Unlike other carotenoids, it does not feature any provitamin A activity. Nevertheless, it is important for our bodies because it is involved in countless processes. Among other functions, it has a protective impact on our cells thanks to its antioxidative effects, and is a compound commonly used by animals to interpret light in their retinas. Find out which other positive effects this colorful carotenoid can have on our bodies.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E captures free radicals and in doing so, protects the cells. However, it also helps with cell renewal and is therefore of significant importance to the whole body. It is primarily known for its skin-rejuvenating effect and is used in numerous creams and other care products.

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Improving the health of our skin and hair can be difficult, with countless products and chemicals used. But what if all it took for beautiful, healthy skin and hair was to improve little aspects of our diets over time? And what if those were with foods that we love to eat?

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Selenium protects our bodies from environmental toxins, free radicals, and heavy metals. It improves our immune defenses and can boost our fertility. Selenium is involved in the activation of numerous enzymes.

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Vitamin A

Also known as the ‘eye vitamin’ due to its importance in influencing eyesight in our retinas, vitamin A plays important roles in cellular growth, and particularly concerning skin regeneration. It protects our bodies from free radicals and damages resulting from them.

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Foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that can often be found in the foods we eat. Foods containing these two carotenoids can have antioxidative effects and thereby play a role in protecting our eyes from the harmful influences of sunlight, can prevent age-related vision impairments, and contribute to faster cellular regeneration. Read more here about which types of foods contain the most lutein and zeaxanthin

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